I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie. I got it for my daughter who is Barbie-crazy and watched it with her and my son.
The songs in the movie are fun and catchy. The characters that are "played" by Barbie, the princess and the pauper, are both strong women who understand responsibility and who are able to make their own choices.
I think that this movie is a good one for girls to watch because it shows female characters who are smart, self-reliant and fun. I like my son to see women who aren't just stereotypes, and he likes the animation and music, too.
The cats, Serafina and Wolfy are cute and add some comic moments to the film. One of the best parts is Martin Short. Short is the voice talent for the villain, Preminger. His song "How Can I Refuse?" is really excellent and fun to listen to over and over, as I have (my daughter has the soundtrack, too.)